Linkages between trade, development and poverty reduction (TDP)

About the Project

The debate on the linkages between trade, development and poverty reduction has received increased attention in the last years. Their complex dynamics have been well established in the economic literature, showing that trade policy affects poverty in manifold ways through its effects on economic growth and income distribution. Yet, despite the existence of theoretical literature on the linkages between trade, development and poverty reduction, insufficient empirical evidence exists to prove the robustness of this linkage.

Moreover, the relationship between trade and growth and trade and poverty is predominantly envisaged through an export-led growth strategy, following the theory that sustained export growth is the main engine of economic growth and a key factor for sustained poverty reduction. [Continue reading…]

Research Reports

Trade-Development-Poverty Linkages: Reflections from Selected Asian and Sub-Saharan African Countries – Volume II – Sector Case Studies
ollowing up on the country case studies published in the first volume, the sectoral case studies of this volume provide an insight into the effects produced by trade liberalisation in select sectors in project countries. The sectoral studies conducted in the 13 TDP countries identify the factors that need to accompany trade openness for it to become an engine of economic development and poverty alleviation. The findings reflect the need for fair and balanced rules in the multilateral trading system for ensuring sustainable and inclusive development in the countries of the South. [Report]

pp 300, #0805, Rs 500/US$50, ISBN: 978-81-8257-119-8

Trade-Development-Poverty Linkages: Reflections from Selected Asian and Sub-Saharan African Countries –Volume I – Country Case Studies
This book is the outcome of the research findings based on multi-country approach aims at contributing to the policy debate for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It also examines the individual country experiences in addressing the issues related to development and poverty reduction through trade in pre and post-liberalisation periods. This volume covers the research work carried out in the least developed countries (LDCs) where the project is being implemented. It contains 14 chapters in all – a case study for each project country and a review chapter. [Report]

pp 278, #0801, Rs 500/US$50, ISBN: 978-81-8257-097-9